Volunteer Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator - Hastings

Volunteer Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator - Hastings

Volunteer area
South East
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Hastings, East Sussex
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
50.8550796508789, 0.591717004776
Time commitment
Flexible with weekly requirements
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Lifeboat Operations Manager
Safeguarding level
2: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required and online safeguarding training module required to be completed upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Hastings is looking for a volunteer to expand their involvement with the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Training Co-ordinator. 

Operating both all-weather and inshore lifeboats, Hastings lifeboat crews have been presented with over 30 awards for gallantry. The lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of forces from Dunkirk. 

The impact you will make                                               

This role will help us save lives at sea by co-ordinating, planning and recording all aspects of training at the lifeboat station so that all crew are adequately prepared for service and the required standards are met. 

What you will be doing 

  • Maintain station training records
  • Co-ordinate training with the Lifeboat Operations Manager, Coxswain/Helm and Mechanic
  • Contact Area Assessor and Divisional Assessor Trainer with regard to assessments
  • Maintain the station training plan
  • Carry out succession planning with the Lifeboat Operations Manager 

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer 

What you need for this role 

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Leadership skills
  • Local maritime knowledge
  • IT literate
  • Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable)

What’s in it for you 

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on [email protected]


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment  or exploitation.  The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save every one.